Vimmer Beanie by Gudrun Johnston

Vimmer Beanie

Knitting
February 2022
Fingering (14 wpi) ?
26 stitches and 37 rows = 4 inches
in Razor Shell Lace
US 4 - 3.5 mm
US 5 - 3.75 mm
215 - 255 yards (197 - 233 m)
One Size (See below)
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Vimmer is a great project for using up odds and ends of colors and displaying them in the striped razor shell lace pattern.
This beanie is generous in length and definitely on the slouchy side so if you prefer somethings closer fitting I suggest omitting some of the rows of the lace pattern.

“Vimmer” is a Shetland word meaning to quiver/tremble.

Size
Circumference at brim: 18 ½” / 47cm
Length from brim to crown as worn: 9 ½” / 24cm

Needles
US 4 / 3.5mm circular needle, 16” / 40cm length (for brim of hat)
US 5 / 3.75mm circular needle, 16” /40cm length (for body of hat)
US 5 /3.75mm DPNs or long circular needle (if working magic loop for crown of hat)
Always use a needle size that will result in the correct gauge after blocking.

Yarn
Fingering weight yarn in the following amounts:
100 yards MC
50 yards CC1 (Allow approx. 40 extra yards if making a pom pom using CC1).
35 yards CC2
25 yards CC3
Note: If changing the stripe sequence then plan for approx. 8 yards per 2 rounds of Razor Shell Lace.

shown in:
Sample 1: Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift (100% Pure Shetland Wool; 105m / 115 yds per 25g ball)
MC Auld Gold, CC1 Nutmeg, CC2 Sholmit, CC3 Oyster.

Sample 2 Jamieson’s of Shetland Spindrift (100% Pure Shetland Wool; 105m / 115 yds per 25g ball)
MC Charcoal, CC1 Turf, CC2 Burnt Ochre, CC3 Sholmit.

Notions 1 stitch marker, tapestry needle for weaving in ends

Gauge
26 sts & 37 rounds = 10cm / 4” over Razor Shell Lace on 3.75mm needles after blocking
24 sts & 40 rounds = 10cm / 4” in Garter Stitch in the round on 3.5mm needles after blocking

Notes
As this hat is worked in a garter stitch background it is incredibly stretchy. This means you can really shape and stretch it during the blocking process. Yardage for each 2 rounds of the Razor Shell Lace pattern is given above in case you wish to change the stripe sequence to suit your yarn amounts (great way to use up scraps).